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The Château de Nieul
The Château de Nieul
Coat of arms of Nieul
Coat of arms
Nieul is located in France
Coordinates: 45°55′31″N 1°10′20″E / 45.9253°N 1.1722°E / 45.9253; 1.1722Coordinates: 45°55′31″N 1°10′20″E / 45.9253°N 1.1722°E / 45.9253; 1.1722
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Limoges
Canton Couzeix
Intercommunality Aurence et Glane Développement
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Rebeyrotte
Area1 16.97 km2 (6.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,544
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 87107 /87510
Elevation 282–432 m (925–1,417 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Nieul (Occitan: Nuèlh) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France.

Inhabitants are known as Nieulois.


At Nieul, there was a medium wave broadcasting station, which transmitted on 792 kHz with 300 kW and closed in July 2014. It used as an antenna a 90 metres tall mast radiator insulated against ground.

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Notable people[edit]

  • Albert Chaminade (1912-2009), player and director of basketball, durable politician had a house here
  • School Nieul opposite the castle and the castle June 10, 1944 The Germans ordered by Adolf Diekmann had burned Oradour-sur-Glane stopped here then commandeered, they took the road of the Normandy later the next day.
  • The La Chapelle Saint-Martin, a four-star Relais & Châteaux who can boast of having hosted prestigious guests, starting with President Jacques Chirac and his wife, or Hillary Clinton. Frequented by artists like Eddy Mitchell and the Indochine group, La Chapelle Saint-Martin is also popular actors of the industrial base and foreign delegations visiting Limoges.